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Larry Keating

President and CEO, NPC

Larry Keating is president and CEO of No Panic Computing. He is recognized as Ontario’s first Ambassador for Privacy by Design by the Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario. Larry has also served as founding chairman of the Ministers’ Technology Advisory Group for the Province of Ontario; member of the Chair’s Advisory Council on e-Government and currently serves as a technical advisor to the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario for the Aboriginal Computer Literacy Program.

He is a speaker and author on a variety of topics including technology trends, data security and embedded privacy, and economic opportunity through the adoption and deployment of new technologies. Larry also founded Keating Technologies that has been recognized as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies on three separate occasions, bringing more than $1.3 billion in technology and services to Canadian businesses and consumers.

Cloud Computing: The Great Equalizer of Tech Power

The power of sophisticated, robust, scalable computing, formerly the reserve of only those who could afford it, is becoming available to companies of any and every size. When this becomes true for all information systems, accounting, HR, project management, etc., information technology as a competitive edge will no longer be the domain of only those who can afford it.
08/23/2013 12:01 EDT

Bring Your Own Device: Beware the Hype, Stay Secure

BYOD or Bring Your Own Device, is a growing phenomenon that allows employees, even encourages them, to bring their own connected devices to the workplace. Organizations need to be careful about the implementation of BYOD and the reasons for allowing it.
02/23/2013 11:25 EST

A Concrete Way to Protect Your Kids Online

I have heard over the years some noble attempts to monitor and manage these threats, from having computers only in the family room to removing the web browser completely, but there is a better way.
01/22/2013 05:20 EST

Is Your Business in Denial About Tech Security?

We surveyed 1,045 business people across Canada in virtually every industry segment. Some 87 per cent said they trust employees to adhere to their IT security rules and practices. In the same survey one in six employees admitted they do not adhere to IT security policies. So why is there such a disconnect between what employees and business owners say is going on and what is really going on, even in the face of losses?
01/04/2013 08:38 EST

Surfing the Web's Like Driving a Car: Buckle Up Your Info

We wouldn't let our children, our most important personal assets, drive around without a seat belt. But we still resist the idea that an appropriate amount of effort and investment is critical in securing our most important business asset, our information. To a hacker, your system password alone is as about as good as wrapping your data in a big red bow.
11/21/2012 05:39 EST